Fast-rising sea levels at Louisiana's Isle de Jean Charles is forcing the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians from their home. But their planned departure could provide a roadmap for moving low-lying communities around the world.
In the Mississippi Delta, ambitious plans are underway to rebuild thousands of acres of marsh land, the first line of storm-surge defense for New Orleans and the surrounding communities. But progress has been slow and questions remain about funding this enormous project.
In New Orleans, people have been constructing elaborate altars in honor of St. Joseph since the Sicilians brought the tradition to the city in the 19th century. But it’s not just the Sicilians in New Orleans who celebrate now.
A wave of migrants from the Mediterranean meets a hostile reception from many Americans. The migrants are seen as alien in religion, culture, politics, law. So different in fact that some Americans argue that they can never be assimilated. They are the Italians, in the 1890s.
Anchor Lisa Mullins plays a song from the new album by Louisiana-Acadian musician Zachary Richard. The song is a duet with Celine Dion. The two met in Quebec City last summer at the city's 400th anniversary celebration.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the last town in the Mississippi River Delta. The answer is Venice, Louisiana. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jay Holcolm, director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Oil continues to spew into the Gulf. Oil spills are a global phenomenon. We may be able to learn from previous spills and from the efforts to clean them up. Marco Werman talks with Jay Holcomb of the International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Takeaway Contributor Patrik Henry Bass talks about what he calls the multiple meanings of the Fourth. He is spending the holiday weekend in a city that embodies multiple meanings and differing relations to country like very few others: New Orleans, Louisiana.
The number of people of seeking pardons and commutations for federal crimes continues to climb ? and the backlog of petitions is in the thousands. With President Bush's term coming to a close, who will he pardon? Who would you pardon? Guest: Margaret Colgate Love, clemency lawyer, former Pardon Attorney of the United States.
President Obama hit his half-year mark, and The Takeaway is asking the public how they think he is measuring up. Joining our roundtable of voters are Tracey Rousey, Alice Craft-Kerney, Brian Hinkle, and Pat Gallagher.
The first public hearings on the Fort Hood shootings got underway on Capitol Hill yesterday. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us why the Senate was so focused on the question of terrorism.
In just over a week Americans have given more than $305 million to help Haitians recover from the recent earthquake in Port-au-Prince. The numbers are being tracked by the independent charity watchdog Charity Navigator.